Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beach running is complicated

If you’re running on the beach in a strong wind and you’re swept out to sea, do you count the mileage in which you’re swimming for your life as part of the run total? This sort of thing never happened … Continue reading

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Mo Sheppo’s Guide to Identifying Native Texas Birds, Part 6

The crested caracara is easy to spot because of his bow tie and jaunty hat. Although I personally wouldn’t mind if they became extinct. Because I’ve always like the idea of going along without a caracara in the world …

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Another day, another dog attack

Longtime readers will recall that a recent dog encounter left me a little spooked over returning to my usual neighborhood route. So today I detoured over to the bay and ran along the designated hike/bike course. More witnesses. Sadly, same result. … Continue reading

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The most amazing run in the history of the universe. Period.

You drink a beer, run a lap, drink a beer, run a lap, drink a beer, run a lap and then … drink a beer and run a lap. This edition of the Beer Mile took place last weekend in … Continue reading

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Mr. Pants’ guide to maximizing your heart rate

I’m running on the mile loop, the same neighborhood route I’ve run about 3 billion times since moving here. It’s a totally uneventful run. Noon, warm, nobody out, brain turned off. Just miles in the bank. And then the barking … Continue reading

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